BJMMODEL COMMUNITY Linkage
- BJM Educational Support Centres (ESCs) is due to participation of local community members and the centre is half owned by them.
- Teacher interacts daily with the parents of students.
- Parents and other community members are free to reach us at any time. BJM encourages them to share their concern, or offer their advice for the better functioning of ESCs and in creating their community into a model one.
- Meeting with community members are conducted once every month by teachers. Meetings are held, keeping in mind the different types of issues regarding children’s attendance in school, performance, cleanliness, behavior etc. or Educational Centre’s administration, joint efforts in running the School Corpus Fund etc. Meetings are also conducted to discuss various issues like their health, cleanliness of environment, about their concerns on how to address their problems and needs.
- Women from the communities help in pre-school functioning by directly getting involved in various activities with children.
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a) Model Pre-school Education-
Bharatiya Jan Morcha considers pre-school component of education as most important in childrens’ formative years. The first 2,000 days in the life of a child is the most crucial and critical, according to the latest brain research. That is why our emphasis on pre-school education. We are well aware that if in this critical stage, they are not provided with proper stimulation, their ability to learn dies off. So in BJM’s pre-school education, children are provided appropriate teaching learning materials that help children in language development, cognitive development, motor skill development, aesthetic sense development and socio-emotional development, which are the key areas of child development. BJM ESC follow play-way method for pre-school children whichincludes rhymes, storytelling, music, dance etc. We have developed the syllabus of our own keeping in mind the institutional approach and pedagogy that encourages children to be in love with learning.
b) Model Adult Education-
b) We believe adult education to be one of the most important components of a model community programme, without which no specific goal can be achieved on a sustainable basis. In our adult education, we are teaching young mothers of the children we are involved with in school education. Apart from working on their reading , writing and basic mathematical skills, we are also educating and making them aware about different laws, health and hygiene standards, SHGs ( Self Help Groups), SMCs ( School Management committee) etc.
c) Model Primary Education providing Academic and Technical Support to Government schools and Teachers -
We help govt. teachers in making children independent learners apart from working on the child’s early language, literacy and numeracy skills at the first level. We facilitate teachers work on the related listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of children and play with alphabets to form words and sentences. We also help teachers in their daily lesson plan, creating new teaching learning materials, utilizing already unused learning materials, in Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and understanding child psychology.
d) Better health facilities -
We are in constant touch with the concerned government departments to organize health camps,provide safe drinking water, toilets and a clean and sanitized area.
e) Better surrounding and environment through adequate street lights, proper disposal of waste, segregation of waste material, garbage bins, covering of open drains, repairing of potholes and making the whole area litter free-
The people living in these slums are the poorest of the poor. Our work in the field of education has brought our institution close to the people of the area. They have also shown a keen willingness to work together for sustainable improvement of the environment and integrated development of their habitat and community. This has been amply demonstrated by their voluntary involvement in the cleaning up of the slum environment and improvement of the environment of the school.
f) Getting Aadhar, Ration cards, Bank Accounts and PAN cards made for everybody -
We constantly organize camps in our slum and follow up with the district administration, banks and appropriate government officers for ensuring that all the members of the community have these documents to enable them to avail benefits under various government programmes.
g) Creating Self Help Groups-
During meetings that we have with parents and residents to promote the cause of education, the residents, especially women, have expresseda keen desire to get involved in work and micro-finance activities which could help them earn additional income and endtheir dependence on local money lenders who provide loans on exorbitant interest rates to meet their urgent needs and thereby improve the quality of their lives.
Photographs of the work done by the community under the guidance and involvement of the team of teachers, volunteers and project director of Bharatiya Jan Morcha are evidence of the potential that exists in mobilizing the community for transformation of its socio-economic existence.